I absolutely love love love infinity pools!
If I could turn into a mermaid, you could leave me right here in Bali. It’s one of the places on earth where pools with stunning beach or jungle views are not coming on short. Paradise mode on!
The most iconic and well-known infinity pool in the whole of Bali are probably the Ubud Hanging Gardens, a beautiful hotel surrounded by tropical lush rainforest and multiple times acclaimed as one of the best swimming pools in the world. It’s also one of the most photographed infinity pools on earth and I totally understand why!
What’s better than floating atop the treetops on multiple levels! Due to popular demand, the pool is only available to guests staying at the resort. Alternatively, if you book a half day package ($$) at the hotel including a spa treatment and lunch, you can swim in the pool too.
As with many other things in Bali, it’s always a matter of asking and negotiating a deal to visit one of the other pools listed below for a day or afternoon even without staying at the hotel itself. Just message their Facebook page a day before, most of them will come back to you within 24hrs.
Eating in the rainforest jungle and swimming like a fish? Welcome to Jungle Fish in Ubud! As part of the Chapung Se Bali Villas Resort, this Mediterranean restaurant is set over two levels with a beautiful infinity pool on the lower level overlooking the beautiful green valley.
It only opened in mid 2015 so it still remains one of the hidden gems of Ubud. As a guest you simply have to spend a minimum amount on food and drinks and you can enjoy all the facilities, including the stunning 35 meter swimming pool, one of the longest in town!
Experience natural beauty at its best just outside the cultural hub of Ubud, relax and take in Balinese art and architecture combined with Japanese touches at the beautiful Bisma Eight Ubud.
Dive right in! The infinity pool is best enjoyed to cool off on one of the tropical hot balinese days or to the sounds of the evening while lounging right at the edge watching the sun set over the green jungle.
If you are up for it, head to the rooftop bar after your swim to enjoy the relaxed evening atmosphere with cocktails, tapas and some good tunes.
Uluwatu & South Bali
With Bali as one of the dream destinations to get married in the whole of Southeast Asia, The Edge is the ultimate location for infinity pool weddings.
These private villas sit on top of marvellous cliffs and offers views over the deep blue ocean boarding the South of Bali.
Not far from the Edge sit the Alila Villas Uluwatu on a limestone cliff 100 meters above the ocean. The iconic architecture of the villas and dramatic tropical pool landscape will impress with picture-perfect moments. Don’t you come without your camera!
Next to the pool you will also find an awesome ‘floating’ bar that looks like it’s hanging off the cliffs.
Also in the south-west of Bali is the Rimba Jimbaran Hotel, which boasts six distinct swimming pools on several different levels while they are all connected by a chain of fountains, streams, and waterfalls.
From the upper pool you will get a glimpse over the surrounding forest and rice fields and even get to watch one of those fantastic golden sunsets this coast of Bali is known for.
Featuring a huge saltwater lagoon pool and two upper level mini pools, the Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran hotel is just all about pools and water which are yet again all connected by mini bridges. You can even opt for a room with your own private access to the lagoon. Wake up and swim away!
And yep, there is even a swim up bar so you are never far from sipping on a refreshing beverage or snacking through the afternoon sun. Well then, cheers to an elegant pool day!
El Kabron is a beach club set atop a large cliff and one of the trendy places to watch the sunset in Uluwatu while sipping on amazing cocktails.
Here you can enjoy a touch of Spanish atmosphere while watching the breathtaking 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean in front of you. Come in the late afternoon and relax until the sunset!
The beach club Karma Kandara is set in an outstanding location, known globally as the ‘Billionaire’s Row’.
Outside guests can access the club too so you don’t necessarily have to stay at the villas. When on your way down to the private beach, you will spot a gorgeous infinity pool next to the restaurant. Often it’s completely empty as people are distracted by the beauty of the fine sandy beach, pretty perfect for an uncrowded photoshoot! The club downstairs is certainly taking a chill party to another glamorous level.
If you are searching for heaven on earth, you may just be right at a place called Blue Heaven on Padang Padang beach in southern Bali.
This hotel boasts with an infinity pool right on the edge of the cliff providing guests with amazing sunset views, great food and you can also crash at one of their four individual villas. It might be no surprise that it’s a popular place for romantic weddings too.
If you are heading further towards the northern part of the island or even to Bali’s central lakes, the Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort and Spa should be a stop along the way if you long to see a different side of Bali!
Set amidst a working coffee plantation you can enjoy a cup or two in the beautiful natural grounds of the resort or simply take a relaxing dip in the infinity pool overlooking the rice fields and volcanoes further in the distance.
Just an amazing location to take in those endless panorama moments from sunrise to sunset while enjoying the cooler mountain air.
The infamous Potato Head Beach Club is one of the best beach clubs in Bali, complete with two restaurants and an incredible infinity pool just a few steps from the beach.
A great place to watch the sunset, have a drink or two, and mingle with the cosmopolitan crowd. There are events happening all year round which you can join (have a look on their Facebook page for most current updates). Another plus is the swim up pool bar so you can enjoy cooling off and enjoy the drinks and the views.
Right next door there is The Katamama, a boutique hotel about to open (in early 2016) which has direct access to the beach club while being tucked away from the crowds. Another alternative for accommodation close by would be the magical W Retreat which has an incredible pool landscape inspired by balinese rice field terraces.
Komune Resort & Beach Club is an eco-friendly resort with a fantastic infinity pool just beside the beach on the east shores of Bali. The beach club is a great place to hangout, enjoy various water activities, spot the surfers and of course party!
I like that they are green and take responsibility in their surroundings. They even have an organic garden that supplies fresh ingredients to the restaurant and generate solar power on their rooftops. Yay for eco-friendliness, something Bali needs a lot more!
My absolute infinity pool highlight in Bali
If you are in for a treat, there is a unique place in Ubud called Amori Villas. You will get here over a gravel road driving through a local part a little outside of Ubud, hence you will find total tranquility in the beautiful villas overlooking the green jungle and valley.
It’s easy to feel completely relaxed here while having a drink or meal overlooking the beautiful infinity pool or just swim to the edges and enjoy the silence and lush green scenery beyond the deep blue of the pool. Real eye candy!
Are you hunting for something different than a hotel? Why not stay in one of the many gorgeous Airbnb villas in Bali. Here is a collection of some picture-perfect properties with amazing infinity pools for under $85!
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